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texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no matter how you came to this country, n
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expect senator hagel to be cob confirmed as defense secretary. >>> the reverend jesse jackson is leading a march today in honor of a chicago teenager killed this week. the 15-year-old high school band member gunned down days after attending the president's inauguration. just the latest victim in a city where there are 515 murders last year alone. more than 100 shooting incidents have occurred since january 1. reverend jackson called on president obama to come to his home town of chicago to address this issue. reverend jackson will be a guest, by the way, on "america's news headquarters" tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. eastern time. >>> well a convicted killer who was mistakenly released from a chicago jail is now back in police custody. stephen robins was serving a 60-year prison term for murder in indiana, but he was mistakenly brought to chicago to stand trial for a separate crime that had already been dismissed. the mixup led authorities to release him and the public was not notified that he was on the loose by the way for nearly 24 hours. authorities realized their mistake and tracked
trip abroad as secretary of state. earlier today, former rep jesse jackson pleaded guilty to using $750 million in campaign money for personal use. an attorney for the former congressman spoke briefly with reporters out of the district court. here's a look. >> obviously this has been a very difficult morning for all of us who care about jesse jackson. it was a morning that had become. those in court saw that he did precisely that. he had to come to terms for conduct for the people that care about him. the process that begins now is about explaining that conduct. the way we will do it, it will not be on the courthouse steps. it will not be on over winfrey, no offense to oprah winfrey. it will be with lawyers, court documents, evidence, witnesses, and arguments. i hope you all respect that. there is reason for optimism. a man that talented and devoted to public service, who has done so much for so many, there will be another chapter in the life of jesse jackson. a chapter for the people that care about us. i will answer a question i have seen many times. the turns out that he had serious
. >> thanks. >>> let's talk about prince michael jackson. michael johnson's 16-year-old son. he says he can't sing, he can't dance like his dad, but he's determined to make his own fortune. is he taking a part-time job like most teenagers? not quite. we'll tell you what prince michael's new gig is next. >>> first lady michelle obama says she's the boss of her bangs. she showed a little sense of humor to cooking host rachel ray. >> this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump. so instead i cut my bangs. >> you went for the bangs. you're the boss of your hair. >> i can do this. this is all mine. >> mrs. obama got the new hair style last month when she turned 4. she got a seal of approval from the president who says she looks good. she saulz looks good. >>> want to get your hands on some props and costumes from an oscar nominated film? if you are a fan of the movie "silver linings playbook" hit up amazon.com. bradley cooper's running gear is there, the copy of "farewell to arms" that he throws out the window are up for grabs. it includes "be
to the index you will find no mention of hugh jackson. my other bet if you go to the biology bets in high school. you find no mention of the word. i just looked at buy byingly for the -- montana state university. great textbooks. but i didn't see any mention of hugh jacks. it's as it f because we meaning scientists no longer believe it. it we don't have to think about it. it's as if we historians because we know it was so awful we can somehow pretended that it wasn't part of american culture. early 20th century america. part of lectures in history. saturday night at 8:00 eastern. when he left office the budget was lower than when he came in. that's the story for us now in a period we're concerned. how did he do that? the economy grew a lot. maybe more than 3%, sometimes. unemployment was below 5%. the budget was balanced due to his own how did he manage to keep make the budget go lower and how did that help the economy? a lot. because he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> tracing the life of the 30th president of the united. sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's q an and a. d
org. >> after andrew jackson wife died in december 1828, her niece assumed the role of first lady request family was perfect. she covered everything. the women all liked her. the women's opinions meant more than people thought in washington. emily became his acting first lady. she entertained beautifully. she was polis. -- she was polished. >> emily donaldson, one of the women who served as first lady in our series "first ladies, and applaud and image." and first of its kind product for television. season one begins on president's day at 9:00 p.m. >> a day after his state of the union, president obama traveled to north carolina to highlight his proposals for creating jobs. he repeated his call to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. these remarks permit in north carolina. re made in northade i carolina. >> hello everybody! hello, north carolina! it is good to be back. i love coming to asheville. love coming to asheville. michelle and i always talk about how, you know if after this whole presidency thing -- iowa! >> looking for a little spot to -- >> come on down! >> come
be considering gina mccarthy to be the new ep achieve to replace lisa jackson. she is a senior at the agency. could there be a romney in the center for massachusetts. the boston herald reports massachusetts republicans are trying to persuade mitt romney's wife in the seat vacated by john kerry and scott brown said he will not be running. we will talk about that story in a moment. as i mentioned, joe biden in germany at a security conference. it is the first foreign policy trip since he and president obama were reelected in november and syria was the main item on his agenda. >> we can all agree not on how or what we do, but the desperate plight of the syrian people and the responsibility of the community to address the play. >> kristin welker has more on this. what else did vice president biden say? >> good afternoon. we can tell you that vice president biden met with the russian foreign minster and the special envoy who is charged with overseeing the response to syria. this is certainly one of the key topics of conversation at the security conference in munich. the big question is what actua
argued about it. there was a second bank of the united states that was created. andrew jackson basically ended its charter. there's a long history of mistrust in parts of the united states about the central bank and what it does. back in the jefferson and hamilton days, a lot of the farm state bankers did not trust the first bank of the united states. there is a federal reserve board in washington made up of seven governors and chairman who is ben bernanke. then there are 12 regional fed banks. they're all part of this federal reserve system. the regional fed bank, every chartered bank of the united states has to pay in capital to the federal reserve banks and in return they get a dividend. but these are not banks the way we think of commercial banks. the federal reserve bank of new york is not like citigroup out there trying to earn big profits to return to shareholders. their job is to manage the money supply. it is also to be a lender of last resort in a crisis, which is what the federal reserve did in 2007. when there is a run on a bank, when depositors flee the banking system becaus
at the folks who are leaving his administration, the e.p.a.'s director, lisa jackson, she said the e.p.a.'s role is interestingly -- quote -- "to level the playing field against fossil fuels." secretary chu who is leaving the administration, said he must -- quote -- "boost the price of gasoline to the levels in europe." and secretary salazar who is leaving continues to talk about the fact that the energy strategy showed good results but they have restricted access to federal offshore and onshore oil and gas resources through moratoriums, through blocking permits, through leasing plans, they denied americans billions in public revenue and thousands of jobs. so i stand here saying that the keystone x.l. pipeline is a perfect example of the obama administration's pattern of delaying good projects by requiring excessive red tape. so i come here with you, the senator from north dakota and the senator from alaska, and look to you, the senator from north dakota, and thank you for your leadership, for your determination forks your, for yr fortitude, for you fighting to make sure that we as a
that goes to so many things to the economy of course is a jackson the cost of medicine and it's a detriment to many of our constituents, so i just -- would you give me something back on that to let me know how deep he went into it? one of the things i think the chairman was saying making a part of our inquiry this session the next two years is looking not only at the fda piece of this but looking at this whole thing of the grey market. so i would like to sit down with you if you haven't delved into this and see where, you know, what we might be able to do it together to try to get to the bottom of that because it is a very, very serious problem. a lot of americans do not even know about it. but it's very serious. i want to very briefly go to this whole issue of climate change. the federal guard or the government has a number of efforts under way to decrease domestic greenhouse gas emissions. the success of the gas emission reduction efforts to pay is in large part on the international efforts. however, limiting the fiscal exposure to climate change risks will present a challenge the matter
went skiing in jackson hole, wyoming. but there are some people who can't do these things. wake up in a morning and see a different face and i feel fortunate and lucky to have the recovery i did which allowed me to get to the point where i can become an advocate and share my story with people like you and your viewers. host: why do you think we have had a series of mass chootings, whether it is virginia tech, aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut? guest: a part of that deals with easy access to firearms. there are too many people who leave their guns accessible to children or those with dangerous mental illness and sell guns to strangers without background checks. we should change that and improve that. i wanted to work with the brady campaign and spend time up here in congress. i think there is a lot of factors. but i think the one that separates us from the modern industrialize fd world is our accessibility to firearms. host: these are 2011 numbers, the most recent we were able to obtain from the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms which gives you the amount of firearms sold
jackson. please stand and be recognized. [applause] i want to turn the podium back over to senator george mitchell. >> years ago, when bob dole, howard baker, tom daschle, and i gathered to establish the bipartisan by -- bipartisan policy center, we were dismayed to the extent to which our political process appeared to be in gridlock as a consequence of excessive partisanship and ideological posturing. that concern is heightened today. i frequently cite the example of the presidential campaign of 1800 when jefferson supporters called president adams a hermaphrodite, lacking, they said, the strength of a man or the gentleness of a woman. supporters said that its jefferson were elected, robbery, rape, and murder would be openly taught and practiced in our country. it was rough and tough when we were there, but it has gotten proper and tupper today. we at the bipartisan policy center believe it is possible that men and women with strongly held different political philosophies can come together in good faith to try and deal in a responsible way through principled compromise with the major pro
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